Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s one of those days.  I had a lot of trouble signing on to LinkedIn using their 2 step verification process.  When I sign in, I get a text message with a 6 digit code on my phone so I can complete the sign in.  Today, that number didn’t show up until much later.  By the time I get it, I think it exceeded the time limit.  I thought it was a problem with my phone so I rebooted it.  I checked LinkedIn help and there isn’t a help desk.  I rebooted my laptop and forgot to save a document.  I tweeted LinkedIn.   I think the problem is with my carrier.  I scoured the internet to see if there was a problem.  Finally on the 10th or 11th time, I got in. Time lost – 1 hour.  In hindsight, I could have done something else.  But I was worried there was something wrong with my account.

It’s small stuff like this that seems to throw my day off.

p.s. has anyone had cortisone injections before?  I’m curious what your experience was and any side effects or long term effects.



16 thoughts on “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

  1. I know what you mean about losing time over such minor things. Something similar happened to me a few days ago, but now I cannot even remember what it was.

    All I know about cortisone is that long-term usage leads to puffiness, esp. in the face.

  2. I’m glad to hear that you have 2FA enabled on your account. But via text is a pain. I don’t know why they don’t implement the token based one where an app on your phone can generate the six digit code. It annoys me because I work in tech and these things that make the user experience poor is why people don’t take advantage of these features, especially this one which is a good security measure.

  3. I’m getting more concerned about being hacked. That’s the first account I have TFA on and want to do more with my other accounts. I’m thinking of getting a password manager too. I have way too many passwords and a couple of them are the same which is not good.

  4. No no no to repeated passwords! Agh!!! 1Password is a good tool. It’s a Canadian company (don’t know why but I feel more secure that it’s Canadian) and I think their iPhone app is free to use. A trick that I use is only our passwords for non essential accounts in there and remember the main ones by memory. You should try to turn on 2FA for all the services that support it.

  5. Your title is good advice, but sometimes hard to do. I’m working on it. 🙂 When the small stuff piles on en masse…it’s hard not to sweat it. 😀

    I’ve never had cortisone injections, but I have a friend who gets them in his back and I think his knees. He always says they help. He’s never mentioned anything negative about them. I’ll ask and see what he says.

    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  6. I’ve had 2 cortisone shots this past year. I had one in my lower back and in my hip. Helps relieve the inflammation and pain temporarily but I’m trying to steer clear from those. Not good to have too many of those shots especially if it’s just temporary relief.

  7. In 2011, I had one cortisone injection around my ankle area (when I hurt my ankle and couldn’t walk). I don’t think it gave me any relief. The only reason why the doctor recommended it was because they didn’t know why my ankle area would become inflamed and immobile every so often. Nowadays, whenever my ankle becomes inflamed and I can’t walk, I take anti-inflammation tablets (like Nurofen) and it does seem to help.

  8. I hope you are doing well, Matt. I’ve had you in my thoughts and during my meditation.

    I asked my friend and he said the cortisone injections help him.

    For my inflammation and arthritis (in hands, chest, etc.) I take an anti-inflammatory pill each day. It helps with the pain.


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